August 2014: The Dead Connection crew took a impromptu road trip on a lazy Sunday afternoon. We went to the Gin Property (a.k.a. the Alexandria Safe Zone) in the heart of everyone’s favorite town, Senoia, GA. We also heard from some local residents that there would be filming in Newnan, GA and, of course, we had to go check it out!
First up, you may recognize this place! This is where Noah (R.I.P.) lived prior to the outbreak, and our beloved Tyreese (R.I.P.) was bitten when the group went back to take Noah home. This location was called “Shirewilt Estates” in the show; you can see it in episode 509, “What Happened and What’s Going On”. The production crew were busy installing the heavy, metal gates at the front of the neighborhood when we visited. We were told by some of our local contacts that filming was done at this location for several days and numerous walkers were seen roaming the streets.
Next up: The Alexandria Safe Zone
(Yeah, we totally took these from the car.)
This is the Gin Property (the Alexandria Safe Zone). We were super excited about seeing this on the show!
These shots were taken at inside the 15′ walls that surrounds the property (they were still open to the public then, they are now closed). There’s no doubt they would keep out hordes of hungry walkers!
These shots are from the inside the walls back before the no trespassing signs were posted. There were a few Road Closure signs. (Sorry, but we did not venture down the closed roads. #rulefollowers) It is a beautiful community. We would live there!
*Please note- The Dead Connection does not trespass nor do we condone it. If you are planning a trip, be mindful of where you can and cannot go. Currently there are private property/no trespassing signs at the Gin property. There are also security guards on duty at all times. Police officers are stationed at various points around the property while filming is active.
Please, please, please, don’t do anything questionable and don’t go where you are not supposed to be! There were no guards or deputies nor No Trespassing signs on these streets at the time these photos were taken. As of March 2015, these streets are closed to the public and security guards are in place.